WW2 Garden Plot

During Summer 1, Year 5 learnt about Britain during the Second World War.

We learn about rationing to air raids and evacuees to propaganda. As part of our art learning we designed our own vegetable plot in the style of a World War Two ‘Grow Your Own’

We were also incredibly lucky to have an Anderson Air Raid shelter made and delivered to us- Thank you to Daisy Ashtons Dad – It looks fantastic!

We planted carrots, sweetcorn, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot and cress – were excited to taste them once they have grown!

 

Start of Summer 2

Year 5 have had an amazing start to Summer 2!

We have enjoyed lots of science investigations where we have been testing out the friction of different materials as well as designing our own parachutes.

At home we have been working hard on our homework and have even created our own Medieval cheese cake- some of which we got to taste – an interesting insight into Medieval cooking!

In preparation for Sports Day – we have been practicing our racing skills as well as designing and testing out our own obstacle courses!

Supertato has been found…!

It has been an exciting couple of weeks. The Evil Peas captured Supertato and his vegetable friends! The children decided to create ‘WANTED’ posters and stick them around the school and some even built traps to catch The Evil Peas.

Finally, we found some Evil Peas in our outdoor area and we locked them in a jar. Then soon after we managed to find Supertato and his friends.

Just a little reminder that Monday 19th June is our School trip to College Lake. The weather is predicted to be extremely hot so please make sure your child is wearing a hat and sun cream has been applied before school. Also please provide your child with extra bottles of water.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Summer 2 begins!

Year 5 had a lovely half term, lots of holidays and special events that they were all happy to share with each other this week.

We kicked off the week with some forces experiments in Science. Year 5 designed and implemented a fair test on the friction of different materials. They later designed a fair test on air resistance – a parachute for James Bond!

We are looking forward to starting our Medieval topic next week, so any research you can do at home will really help the learning ūüôā

The children produced some great adventure stories- kicking off our new topic in Literacy where we will be studying the Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.

Outdoor Learning Day

Year 3 took part in our whole school Outdoor Learning Day this Thursday.  We used the KS2 playground area for our whole class maths investigation into foreign currency and then went out onto the field to perform scenes from the play script of The Twits (our current literacy focus is on writing and performing play scripts).  During the afternoon, the children painted watercolours and helped to dig over our garden area. We then planted spring onions and are looking forward to watching them grow!

Next week we are looking forward to our Mediterranean Day on Wednesday as well as writing our own play scripts towards the end of the week.

For this final week before half term, we will be practising our 4 and 8 times tables.

Mrs Hunter

How fast can you run in 12 seconds?

‘How fast can you run in 12 seconds?’ was the focus of our Maths lessons this week! ¬†The children estimated how far they thought they could run and then put their running skills to the test. ¬†Using trundle wheels, they measured their distances and compared their results to their estimates. ¬†In Science, the children investigated light and dark and the relationship between the sun and moon. ¬†And in French, the children are continuing to learn a wider range of verbs. ¬†This coming week we will be learning to measure weight in maths and writing a tourist leaflet in literacy to put our persuasive writing skills into practice. ¬†Our times table focus is the 8 times table.

Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter

Summer term begins!

It was lovely to welcome the children back for the Summer term.  We are already well over a week into the new term and we have launched our two new topics.  We will be looking at the Mediterranean region in Geography and investigating Light in Science.  Our literacy focus is on persuasive texts.

We started off looking at a text advertising the Harry Potter Studios.  The children are now writing a persuasive text about Two Waters School Рthey are full of ideas of the advantages of the school, with the new Nursery and Reception outdoor area featuring heavily!  In Maths, the children are learning about measurement and have looked at measuring length and capacity (great fun was had on Friday, when the children designed and made their own Mocktails, measuring in millilitres to perfect their recipes!)

Last week the children revisited their 3 and 4 times tables.  This coming week we will be revising the 5 times table.  New spellings have been sent home, as have the homework packs (also available on the website).

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend!
Mrs Hunter

Year 5 Science Museum Trip

Year 5 were very lucky to have day trip to London, visiting the Science Museum to support the Science topic of ‘Space Travel’.

Children worked in groups moving around the different space exhibitions, discussing key questions from how do you think they built it? to what was it made of and how did it get to space?

All the children behaved beautifully and represented the school wonderfully ūüôā

All the staff were very impressed and praised the whole of year 5 for their mature approach to the exhibitions and attitude moving round the busy museum.

We were lucky enough to see Tim Peaks actual space craft as well as many historical space crafts used by Russian, American and British space engineers.

After lunch we had  free time in our groups to explore the different exhibitions, Some children even managed to get their name flashed in LED lights in the center of the museum!

 

Congratulations on a fun and educational visit ūüôā

 

Stone Age and Iron Age Adventures

Year 3 had a fantastic day on Wednesday! ¬†As you know, we visited Chiltern Open Air Museum and couldn’t have asked for better weather. ¬†The children took part in a wide range of Stone Age activities including foraging for food, putting a roof on a mesolithic structure, painting their faces ready for hunting, making straw bracelets with deer bone beads and creating¬†fire. ¬†After a brief break for lunch, the children entered the Iron Age and made butter and flat breads and ground wheat into flour. ¬†Finally, they made clay pots. ¬†I was extremely proud of all the children who were fully engaged in their learning and behaved beautifully at the museum. ¬†I’d like to say a huge thank you to the mums who came on the school trip with it and helped make it so successful! ¬†Photos will be on the website next week.

This coming week, we are writing newspaper articles about our trip to the Museum and will then be moving on to poetry.  In maths, we are continuing to explore formal subtraction.  Our times table focus is 3, 6 and 7 times tables.  New spellings were sent home on Friday.

Wishing you all a restful weekend!
Mrs Hunter

Eco Day!

We have had yet another great week in Year 3, the highlight of which was obviously Eco Day!¬† The children got straight into their wellington boots at 9am and we completed a seasonal walk around our school grounds to appreciate our environment.¬† The children looked for signs of spring, animal habitats, completed a leaf hunt and recorded the weather.¬† Later in the morning, the children contributed to our School Litter Pick looking very official in their ‘hi-vis’ jackets!¬† The afternoon saw us planting seeds to attract butterflies and designing posters explaining the importance of looking after our environment.

New spellings have been issued today and our times table focus for this coming week will be the six and seven times tables.

Next week, we obviously have our School Trip on Wednesday.  The children are very excited (as am I!).  Please remember that the children will be outside all day so will need warm clothes and a waterproof coat.  Arms and legs must be covered (no shorts).

Enjoy your weekends!